Any tasty non-tender nuggets for the D-backs?

Tom Lynn

Including Daniel Hudson, a total of 43 players were non-tendered contracts by their teams yesterday, making them officially free-agents, able to negotiate with every team. Any players of interest to the Diamondbacks?

American League

National League

There seems to be a few potentially useful bullpen arms available, with former Rookie of the Year Andrew Bailey, who has a 160 ERA+, being allowed to walk by Boston. However, he went under the knife in July for "a torn capsule, damage to his labrum and a strain of one of the muscles that comprise the rotator cuff," with an estimated recovery period of 12 months - and who knows how effective he'll be on his return. John Axford (ERA+ 122) was also dumped by the Cardinals, largely because he earned $5 million this year, despite having exactly zero saves. He should have no problems finding other employment, I suspect.

The Dodgers let Ronald Belisario (ERA+ 116) go, the cash-strapped franchise clearly unable to afford the player's cost, at a whopping $1.45 million this year [this is my straight face...] Also not returning to our divisional rivals' bullpens will be Mitchell Boggs (ERA+ 95), non-tendered by the Rockies, and the Giants' Sandy Rosario, who was awful in his first three major-league seasons (13 ER in 7.2 innings!), but decent enough last season, with a 3.02 ERA. Interestingly, it seems if you're a southpaw, you have more job security. 19 of the 20 pitchers non-tendered were righties, with the only left-hander let go, the Rays' Wesley Wright (ERA+ 94, but 116 in 2012-13).

Among the position players, we also saw a Rookie of the Year fall from grace, with 2009's winner in the National League, Marlin Chris Coghlan (career OPS+ 94), given a catch and release. Catcher J.P. Arencibia (OPS+ 78), who appeared in 138 games for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013, was freed by them, now surplus to requirements since they signed Dioner Navarro. Another everyday player let go was the Rays' Sam Fuld (OPS+ 79), who played 119 times for them. There's also the Reds' outfielder Xavier Paul (OPS+ 90), who put up a .741 OPS in 97 games. The Mets released five in total, led by shortstop Omar Quintanilla, with 95 appearances.

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